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Monday, 2 May 2016

There is beauty in simplicity

So a simple make for today , using a non brown favourite distress colour of mine, tattered rose...
I just love the softness of it and yet I am so not a pinky person and yet this colour has found a way into my firm favourites list ..

So here is my simple card for today ..

I started by spritzing the card with water and then tattered rose and antique linen distress spray stains..

I then dried adding more water ...before adding some stencilled detail  using latticework stencil

I added the stencilled detail,using tattered rose distress ink, building soft layers..

I also added some stamped layers , again in tattered rose distress ink  using lattice work stamp from latticework and flourish set of Tim Holtz stamps...then added some script stamping in frayed burlap , before edging the card in walnut stain distress ink.

I completed the base of the card using seam binding, dyed with tattered rose ..

I die cut some pieces using the new wildflower thinlits, inked with tattered rose and edged wit walnut stain distress ink.

As you will see I punched some butterflies but decided not to use them in the end..

I added them to the front of the card and added a small talk sticker to complete this simple make.

  and there we have a simple  card , which could easily be made to suit any colour palette.

keep those fingers inky!
trace x


  1. Beautiful trace such e delicate design, love it xxx

  2. Very beautiful card and I love how everything matches so well and particularly the crumple ribbon.

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Just beautiful Trace! Gorgeous background and lovely use of those dies!

  4. Hi Trace Its always so lovely to see your posts on my blog feed . This is a beautiful card . I've had TR in my stash for so long and used it for the very first time this last week !! We must have been in sync. lol
    hugs xx

  5. so very delicate and pretty Trace - love it! Hugs rachel x

  6. beautiful and soft design....gorgeous card

  7. The sentiment says it all Trace! Love the subtle stamping and stencilling in the background... Hugs, Anne xx

  8. A stunning card, love the soft colour shades. I have been having a super catch up with your inspirational posts.

  9. Delicate shades that have come together beautifully Trace!

    Sally x

  10. Love this card, design and background are fantastic! Barbara


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